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Al Jazeera America
Oct 8, 2013 12:30pm EDT
in here? >> well, this is an incredible technology that the rest of the world is going to embrace it. we certainly should too. there are so many fantastic positives to it, that it's only the flat-earth society that is going to ignore it. now this is where the electronic freedom foundation comes in. for somebody to just say i'm afraid of a drone, that's not a good reason. there are people who are afraid of automobiles and airplanes and so own and so on. this is a fantastic organization, we have worked with them. they are bringing up some of the real concerns that every american should want to know more about, and frankly, i think the faa is probably going to do the best job that they can. this is something new, so we're going to grow into it, like we have grown into the internet and every other technology that has been developed. this is nothing to be afraid of. this is something to look at the issues that pop up and simply deal with them in a responsible manner that protexts people's privacy. we have satellites taking pictures of the world every day. so to pretend that somebody doesn't h
Al Jazeera America
Oct 10, 2013 7:30pm EDT
, and even been banned. while drug use is illegal, advances in technology have opened up other new avenues for athletes looking for a competitive edge. surgery and specialized equipment have made it possible to train the human body to perform at higher levels. so are we moving toward a future with leagues of unnaturally extrordanai extraordinary athletes? and is it time to change the rules? wajahat ali is here bringing your voice into the show for the next half hour. it's a fans dream this time of year. the other thing they are really into is the debate. >> yeah, and believe it or not, there are some athletes [ inaudible ] amy a loyal streamer works with them, she says . . . and we just got this tweet from angel who is a wrestler. loyal streamers you the third host of the show. throughout the show tweet at us, and we will try our best to get your tweet on the air. >> to help us tackle this topic, a little pun intended we're joined by a sports journalist and the "new york times" best selling author of the sports gene. in our google plus angout, the managing editor for boston review, and edi
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 7:30pm EDT
technology. it's a lot of fun, and there are some very practical uses. you know i can take my drone and have a great time putting it up someplace and at the same time i can be watching -- as far as animal protection goes, areas that very badly need to be watched. like in pennsylvania there are places where they slaughter live pigeons individually shot out of boxes. and in doing so, we find illegal animal abuse. i have found illegal burning, where they are burning pigeons as well as other garbage including plastics and tires and this kind of thing. so one of the ways i have enjoyed my hobby is to fly drones in a place where i can also get valuable footage of animal abuse where we can try to stop that. >> lisa our community is still divided. so wayne, as lisa mentioned, a lot of people equate drones with foreign policy and military strikes, and we just talked about steve saying how they use drones for animal protection. talk us to about how some these drones are also used in other areas in the united states. >> the first thing i would like to say is in my area we don't use the d word. because
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 1:30pm EDT
? >> three, two, one. blast off! >> and this is -- >> i'm walking, guys! >> and even this. the technology is so cutting edge that amanda is the first person in the united states to own one. >> the moment she stood up, i was just amazed because she's been sitting down for 21 years, and that first feeling is to stand up again. i would have been thrilled to be in that position. >> it was an emotional moment for these kids, who spent the past year selling countless cups of lemonade and raising money from generous donors to make it happen. >> that was like my dream right there. all i wanted to see was her walk. it was amazing. >> for amanda, it was the culmination of a dream she's had ever since she was told she'd never walk again. >> the most profound moment was when i stood up, and i tried to see the children's faces. some of them, the really little ones, they were just in awe. then to have that heart-to-heart hug. when i hug in a wheelchair, there's a disconnect, and get heart-to-heart hugs when i stand up. >> can you promise me a standing hug? >> yes. >> okay, good. >> amanda took her firs
Al Jazeera America
Oct 11, 2013 1:30pm EDT
armoring company. we moved into bulletproof body armor and after sandy hook we took that technology and applied it to school wear. >> inserts for school backpacks, white boards and stick on. they are made of a synthetic fine are call dynema. >> it all starts from this material which is what you're holding is four layers of super-fine fiber. it's kind of hard to get it started. you can start to see what it's made of. >> oh yeah. don't floss your edit with this. >> it's gorilla floss, for sure. the key is time, temperature and pressure. we found that with increasing pressure ballistic properties went up. the harder we would squeeze it add the right temperature the more the ballistic resistance there was. >> i've got to be honest, it is so light i'm having a hard time believing that this could withstand rapid fire weapons. >> that little piece of plastic that's less than a quarter-inch thick has 400 layers in it. but it's eight, nine times lighter than steal with the same type of stopping power. >> as they say, seeing is believing. we went to a shooting range to test hard wire 's bulle
Oct 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
technology to the classroom. >> but some are asking, are educators paying too much attention to technology? we have more from education nation in new york. >> there are some education nation that believe that bringing some technology like this to the classroom will not meet the challenges of students. school-based technology was a common theme, but a handful of startup companies were trying to push their products. from elementary to high school. >> this is the world they are going into, and technology can close the gap, or lack of technology can increase the gap. >> a front row seat at education nation, he says while technology is key, it should not be the only tool for learning. >> we should understand that when push comes to shove, we need to do what is right for students and what is best. >> students will start taking the new technology-based test next year, a test connected to the common core standards, but instead of pencil and paper, students will answer questions online. it is said that testing changes not meant to exclude teacher involvement. >> if we do not have highly effective t
Oct 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
for 45 years after you up everyday for breakfast, go to work and deal with state-of-the- art technology and do your learning by doing. people who are prepared to learn once they get on the job are the people that make the most money, do the best, have the most successful careers. others who do not get the preparatory learning -- first of all, because the entry requirement is so high to get a job now, they rarely get into the big university. they get the jobs that do not give you much learning and where you do not use much state-of- the-art technology. we have divided the lines by age. we are going to do it a bit different. if you are 30 and under, (202) 585-3880. 45, (202) 585-3881. to 65, (202) 585-3882. and then 60 and over, (202) 585- 3883. if you have become unemployed over this recession, what does that mean to you in terms of skills? guest: skills have changed in in any modern economy. a lot of learning occurs on the job. when you lose your job, you are basically leaving school. the data tells us, over and over again, with depressing accuracy, that the longer you are out of work,
Al Jazeera America
Oct 7, 2013 10:00pm EDT
up next we have more technology than ever but is it making us smarter or dumber? and former c.i.a. agent valerie plame joins us with a new novel and novel idea with diplomacy with iran. [[voiceover]] from lucrative defense contracts to behind-the-scene lobbyists. >>did egyptians ever think that aid would actually be cut? >>never. [[voiceover]] fault lines explores the enduring relationship between the american and the egyptian militaries. >>i don't think we will suffer now. we already have airplanes, tanks ... >>they haven't changed the nature of what they provide us. why would we want to change what we provide them? >> more than 70% of american homes are wired for the internet. but does it make us smarter? does spell check make us awful spellers? is google give us any answer we need help or hurt? one author is convinced it is making us smarter than you think. that's the title of his new book, how technology is making us smarter. >> dr. gary small is not so sure. >> thank you both for joining us tonight. >> we've got spell check, people say that spell check is making us terrib
Oct 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
of women training in science and technology. that's a theme that's also being addressed by the u.n. today in what they've called the day of the girl child. here are some recent statistic on women in the technology industry, they make for interesting reading. in 2010 only 15% of u.s. computer science undergraduates were female. only 10% of internet entrepreneurs across the world are women. and yet 30% of the best paid jobs for women are in the technology sector. so, to discuss how we can get more girls, and young women interested in science and technology, i'm joined by belinda palmer who is c.e.o. of lady geek, an agency that makes technology more accessible to women and girls. i'm also happy to say we've got a 13-year-old student and a participant in one of those miss geek campaigns. i'm going to get to the part of that in a moment here. but i'll start with you, belinda. is this really necessary? do you need to work very hard to get young women into science and technology? interested in it? >> absolutely. in the u.k., only 17% of the technology workforce is female, that's bad enough and
Oct 13, 2013 9:00am PDT
's the superintendent. >> with modern technology, unfortunately, we have to try to stay astep ahead of the kids. we're not trying to hide anything. the whole point of this is student safety. >> they have been tasked with keeping an eye on the students. the company geo listening has been said walking a close line. we can talk in a minute about whether or not schools should be doing this, if they have the responsibility, but can this be -- i'm the superintendent here for a minute. how is it you are providing a service that i couldn't just assign some vice principipal to take care of? >> what we do is come in and monitor the posts because there is too much for any single individual to monitor on their own. and the sound si-- down sizing, that's a big expense. >> your employees don't have to tell you what school he's looking at. he's continually looking at these feeds. >> they actually do know what school. it's very important that they tune into the local vocabulary and nuances of each site. >> but you don't have a list of students to keep track of, right? you're watching social media for -- >> i think
Al Jazeera America
Oct 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
the advance he of modern technology because it would mean somebody would lose their job. production continues. >> my name is jose coretina. i'm a sales administering responsibility for contacts with customers. i've been here for 66 years, almost my entire life. why we used to manufacture bicycles, pots, plans, plastic articles even casino chips. when the cooperative started it was a golden time. we had to reduce our production so now we only manufacture three products. our people got us back on our feet. when we all realized that there was no money left we started to work very hard and step by step we resurfaced. initially i didn't have a share in the cooperative. however, a very smart manager influenced me and that is how i became a part of it. as a worker's cooperative we are all partners and that is great. with no bosses there's no freedom. maybe it should be a little bit harder on people. sometimes it is very flexible. a big problem now is our manufacturing capacity. the machinery is old and unreliable, it often breaks down, and that delays deliveries. honestly, i cannot complain. i do we
Oct 12, 2013 6:30pm EDT
for listening. >> next, "the communicators." members discuss technology legislation, followed by first ladies. the u.s. houset debate over short-term funding for american indian health and education programs, as the government shutdown continues. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. "theining us on communicators" is senator richard blumenthal of connecticut, who introduced a bill on telephone cramming. what is telephone cramming? >> it is the practice of putting unauthorized third-party charges on telephone bills. for servicesumers they never ordered and never received. even when they notice, they have to pay. that ispractice literally costing consumers billions of dollars. there are legitimate third-party vendors and third-party charges on telephone bills, but it is a little bit like having a credit card or using your telephone number as a credit card, but the practice of cramming is literally cramming charges as he would on a credit card for unauthorized and unordered services. >> can you give an example of who
Oct 10, 2013 11:00pm PDT
marmont. >>> police are looking at tracking technology to track officers in the field. >>> also ahead, mark zuckerberg buying several of his neighbor's homes. but he's not looking to expand. the main reason he decided to buy. >>> an online firestorm over an admission about how often she bathings her baby. >>> new tonight at 11:00, the fight against crime takes a high-tech twist. one police department is testing a new program that tracks its own office. nbc bay area's george kityama joins you with more. >> reporter: the technology uses a cell phone and a laptop. police officers can be used in the field. >> if an officer was in a pursuit or foot pursuit it would let us track where that officer was going. >> reporter: relying on gps technology the commanding officer can track where the officer areally watching dots on a screen. the officers opt in using their cell phones and can opt out when they are done at a scene. >> once we layer on other pieces of information such as crime data and so on, the tool has analytical capabilities and make it an effective tool. >> lapd put it to the test
Oct 13, 2013 8:00am EDT
and simulation technology company with $2 billion in revenue last year, and more than 8,000 employees around the globe. headquartered in montreal, the company is not affected by the u.s. government shutdown but is working hard to grow its businesses even as defense spending drops in most of the western world. aau based in tampa florida is the prime contractor to train air crews for the kc135 aerial tanker and provide simulation and training systems for several navy platforms including the mh60r and mh60s helicopters and the new maritime patrol aircraft. half of the company's business is from defense. and the other half is from civil aviation. with a small but growing mining and health care unit. cae's chief executive mark parent was in washington last week and joined me in the studio. >> it is a financially constrained time for all systems providers and you guys provide the systems but also full training services. so that comes out of operations and maintenance funding and both are being hit. how is your business doing overall and how are you growing as the budgets drop, for example, in the
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 8:00pm EDT
for years. the technology is advancing by warpeddewarped speed. soon it will change how we grow our food. >> they can fly like a bird. swarm like my flies and sting le a be. bee. unmanned military drones are -- when it comes to this quickly involving technology outer space is the limit. >> on the infancy of the drone development if we can think of the instruments we help put on the drones to help agriculture, traffic patterns, population grothe. grothe -- growth. there is lot of instruments that are getting smaller and more powerful at the same time. >> even as the technology becomes more advanced it's becoming more and more accessible. this model sells for $300. >> people have been using crazy algorithms to get it to my in al --fly in all sort of places. once you get the basics you can move on to some of the stuff we have seen today. >> drones are not the dough domn of the military or the state. they become more common in airspace there is concern about policy and law. that is the debate taking place along with interesting democrat demonstrations at university's law center. drones mount
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 6:00am EDT
phailin isn't expected to be as strong and technology is helping to be better informed and making it likely that they can get out of the way in time but none of that makes phailin any less dangerous. al jazeera. >> joining me now on the line from the state of andra prades, firstly where are they going? >> well, they're going to emergency shelters all over the state. i'm actually at one of them in the village of calina fatnam. it is actually a cruel joke. we are right by the sea. this is a designated government shelter, we are right by the sea and rain blowing everywhere. compared to the thatched huts, it is just a government school and there's only a couple of does people right now. hundreds of other people up and down the beach under shelter just watching the waves almost like a picnic atmosphere. we spoke to some of them and they say a storm happens every few years, almost a casual atmosphere, they don't know how bad the storm is supposed to be. >> i was going to ask you how much communicates between the local officials and the local people, are they aware of how severe the stor
Oct 14, 2013 7:30am EDT
in issues such as investment, infrastructure, technology and energy. li expressed china's interest in helping thailand build a high-speed railway system. china has been on a diplomatic offensive in recent weeks. last week president xi jinping visited indonesia and malaysia. china was also active at this week's summit meetings hosted by the association of southeast asian nations in brunei. other countries are making diplomatic pushes of their own. u.s. secretary of state john kerry held talks in malaysia on friday with prime minister najib razak. kerry is representing barack obama after the president canceled his trip to asia because of the u.s. government shutdown, and indian prime minister manmohan singh held talks in indonesia on friday with president susilo bambang yudhoyono. asean's fast emerging markets with a total of 600 million potential consumers make it an attractive target for countries who want to bolster their own economic growth. >>> you think of bali and you probably have an image of sun, sand and beautiful beaches. but what the travel brochures don't show is the isl
Oct 13, 2013 10:00pm EDT
and technology and a lot less humanities based. >> i think it may be that the sciences can be up to a certain point very effectively taught on-line so they can move all of that and in the humanities need somebody to talk to about these things pitting it if the question is what plato says right we need another human being to have an exchange about and that human being should be a little older if not a little wiser and more experienced and maybe a little more ironic about certain kind of things so you need that exchange. you don't need someone to be ironic about the equation. there it is. as a, you know, maybe they should all go on line and we can have the whole university. that doesn't seem to be the way things are going. i've been a student at this stage for quite awhile. i've read the majority of your work with great pleasure. it seems to me that you are taking a shift and you are not just writing good literature, good stories and good biographies, but you're also now challenging us a bit more. is that true and if so, why and how does this happen? >> it is a book that has a lot of arguments
Al Jazeera America
Oct 13, 2013 6:00pm EDT
after a stampede during a religious festival in india. >>> the latest in drone technology is being showcased at a conference in new york. we look at the controversy surrounding their use. >>> good to have you with us. with the house of representatives taking the day off, today's attempts to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling are focused in the senate. the two sides remain far apart. senators have spent the day laying out their positions, both on the floor and in talks behind closed doors. there has been talks of a short-term increase in the debt ceiling, which the country is scheduled to hit on thursday, october 17th. but a white house statement issued after president obama spoke by phone with house minority leader nancy pelosi praised her efforts to pass a one-year increase hinting that the administration may reject any attempt to fix the problem for only a few weeks or months. john terrett following the process from capitol hill. there seems to be a lot of talking but very little action. what actually went on this weekend? any progress? >> reporter: there has
Oct 7, 2013 8:00pm EDT
life as a computer programmer and ended up at the intersection of technology and politics in 2003. i joined howard dean's presidential primary campaign. i joined very early in late april of 2003 and was on the campaign from most exactly 12 months from the early days to the very bitter end. my experience as a working for an insurgent candidate led me to think a lot about the role of technology and empowering insurgencies against the establishment. so it's really kind of where my folks started. in 2007 and early 2008 we watched the astonishing democratic primary where hillary clinton who was the party standard error, indeed she and bill clinton built the modern democratic party. she lost in the primaries to a manhood in in public life less than a decade. that was a dramatic moment of the insurgent challenging the establishment and winning. the last couple of cycles we have seen a similar dynamic in the republican party with tea party insurgents challenging successfully a number of sitting u.s. senators in their own primaries as well as other establishment republican candidates. and so
FOX Business
Oct 14, 2013 9:20am EDT
technology. the twitter ipo so big banks are lowering their fees to get in on the action and what does that mean for the stock when it debuts, supposedly next month. it's a big deal. net, netflix could be coming to your cable box soon. a big deal between the on-line video streamer and cable companies, a win-win and the stock will be up today. facebook's mark zuckerberg buying a property around his palo alto home, why? he says he needs more privacy. a big night for comeback victories in sports and new england sports in particular. the boston red sox overcame a did deficit in the 8th to defeat detroit and tie it at one apiece. david ortiz hit grand slam and tom brady threw a touchdown pass with five seconds left. what a day in sports. you certainly don't want to see -- ♪ bell ringing, applause ] five tech stocks with more than 10%... change in after-market trading. ♪ all the tech stocks with a marketap... of at least 50 billion... are up on the day. 12 low-volume stocks... breaking into 52-week highs. six upcomg earnings plays... that recengapped up. [ male announcer ] now the world
Oct 12, 2013 12:00am PDT
is there in the history of brain biology in which improvements in technology really had a dramatic impact? there's no better precedent than what's happened in the hearing field. it's spectacular. the other point that's interesting is all three of the winners of the award started off doing fundamental basic science. they then started a company and one of the functions of the company was to help them do their science better. it supported the science. so this is a beautiful example of interaction between university and by technology for the benefit of both. it's really a model of how this should be done. >> rose: a look at the brain and hearing loss for the hour. next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> what happened? what happened? >> hi, jade! i, jade! >> is that mom you're hearing? yes! what happened? >> mama! >> right. i understand! uh-huh! it opened up. >> rose: helen keller once said "blindness separates us from thing but deafness separates us from people." hearing loss affects 48 million americans. that is 15% of the popula
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 5:00am EDT
. unmanned aerial drones, when it comes to this quickly evolving technology, outer space is the limit. >> if we can think of all kinds of instruments that we might put on drones to help agriculture, traffic patterns, population growth, i don't know, but there's lots of instruments that are getting smaller and smaller and smaller and more powerful at the same time. >> even as the technology becomes more advanced it's becoming more and more accessible. this model sells for $300. >> people have been doing all sorts of crazy algorithms to get it to fly into different regions. with a bit more knowledge you could move to some of the stuff we have seen today. >> drones are not only the domain of the military or even the state. as they become more common in the civilian air space, so is the concern about policy and the law, this debate is taking place at new york university's law center. drones mounted with cameras whether used by law enforcement or journalists raise the issue of privacy. there is also the issue of liability, catching up with technology. >> if you build a drone a third party
Al Jazeera America
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, california, they're enrolling people. they've had their technology problems, too. hawai'i has had some bad ones and maryland is slow to start out. but they're showing the model for these online exchanges could be workable if the online exchange itself functions. at the federal level the government has not said how many people have signed up, but to anecdote tall accounts, it seems to be a very low number. >> dr. donald, you were the first person in charge of this. what in your view has gone wrong and so seemingly terribly wrong. >> i don't think it's so terribly wrong. we're seeing th that it's implementing critical changes, and it's a big task that involves interfacing with a number of systems. if this wasn't politically charged this is a set of problems you would expect in a set amount of roll out. >> if i could turn to you, do you think there were decisions made that perhaps could have exacerbated the situation or other decisions that would have made the results in the early days different? >> the technology here is really the flash point of the issue. one of the things that we see look
Oct 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
of an suv. >> could a crashproof car become a reality? new technology one automaker is hoping to bring to the market. >> you may see more of him and his buddies in one maryland county. >> cool temperatures and some rain headed this way. the seven-day forecast up next. >> 200 people were arrested during an immigration rally including a democratic numbers of congress. they joined thousands of others at the rally for immigrant dignity and respect demanding congress take up comrades at immigration legislation. those arrested were blocking a main street near the capital. in new york, an undercover police officer has surrendered to authorities in connection with that motorcycle gang attack on the driver of a range rover 90s i will. -- nine days ago. he was seen smashing the back window of that vehicle when the driver was inside. who was part of an undercover operation didn't come forward until three days later telling investigators he wasn't involved. he will face riot and criminal mischief charges. four bikers have been charged in the case. >> don't be surprised if you see a black bear duri
Oct 14, 2013 12:15am EDT
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Oct 14, 2013 8:00am EDT
this bill do, and what does it address? >> guest: well, the idea is to make sure that technology can thrive in this country without these unwarranted lawsuits coming at people. patent reform is needed, particularly those people who are trying to put forward, you know, just sue everybody, particularly these small start-up companies. look, there is a way through the courts to be able to pursue justice, but if you have an act out there or if you have a lawsuit out there that has, is totally unwarranted, you're going to have to pay for that. so it's loser pays, and it's intended to make sure that we get rid of these unwarranted attacks on patents that really just aren't justified. >> host: could you give an example of an attack on a patent? >> guest: well, yeah. for instance, we had jcpenney come and testify that they're just the end user of a particular piece of hardware, and yet they were being sued for using this. and, again, if there's a legitimate use out there, hey, then go ahead and go to the courts. but you're going to have to put up a bond, and you're going to have to demonstrate that
Oct 9, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of petrol, which is double the average gas mileage for hybrids. the technology could shake up the entire auto industry. >> you cannot say the future will be based only on one technology. the usage of the customer an expectation of the market will be different. i am not going to say it is a revolutionary technology. it can be a game changer, and it can fix the future. >> there was only one thing to do, try it out for myself. the first thing you notice when you are driving the hybrid air is just how quiet it is when it is running on air mode. it's also really easy to figure out what's going on. that change in noise, that's because i have just switched from using the engine. i had run out of air, but it happens seamlessly. that shows me how much air i have got. when i ease off the accelerator, it starts replenishing the air supply, and i accelerate again. then we are back to using air. the technology has spawned around 80 patrons so far, new technology packed into cars they plan to have rolling off reduction lines as early as 2016. although it will still be a few years before we know if the
Oct 9, 2013 7:00pm PDT
index with a lot of pressure on technology stocks, which have seen some of the street's largest gains this year so far. josh joins us with more on what is driving the nasdaq lower. josh, which kinds of stocks, which specific ones are getting hit the hardest? >> tyler, in general you're seeing high-flying stocks getting hit the hardest so it's internet names, the higher they go, the harder they do fall and my friend likes to say. you are talking about those internet stocks, facebook down about 8% from the record high, linked in down. with the pull back the stocks soared this year. the analyst fizz gtzgerald trac the index of the 65 biggest internet names, facebook. that index surged about 52% so a big move in these names, tyler. >> is that what is behind it, josh, or is there a timing element here because you wonder what is going on, why stocks are getting hit at this point? >> it's interesting. i was talking to traders today and some of them said listen, if you were concerned about this shutdown, if you were worried about the shutdown, if it had gone on longer than you anticipated, th
Oct 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
technology had a dramatic impact? there's no better precedent than what's happened in the hearing field. it's spectacular. the other point that's interesting is all three of the winners of the lasker award started off doing fundamental basic science. they then started a company and one of the functions the company was to help them do their science better. it supported the science, so this is a beautiful example of interaction between university and biotechnology for the benefit of both. it's a model of how this should be done. >> rose: david corey, tell me about hearing. explain to us how it works. >> well, there are really three key concepts to understand how hearing works. one of them is that as sound a carried into the ear it has to be converted to vibration by very tiny cells in the inner ear. and the second key idea is that vibration of these cells is converted to an electrical signal which is eventually something the brain can understand. the third idea is a bit difficult, and this is to understand that each sound is actually made up of a lot of different sounds, a lot of di
Oct 10, 2013 12:00pm EDT
days to be buying. i'm very encouraged of the leadership, in terms of technology, industrials. >> financials. >> financials. >> transports up 2%. >> right. hey, look, union pacific, announced last week, it's above where it preannounced. i like the semiconductor stocks, like applied materials, adobe. they beat the number. blew it away. and the stock's, again, down from where it -- where it reported. so those are the kinds of names you want to look for. again, i still like the industrials. i like the auto and the aerospace cycle. these are the areas we had been buying on the pullback. happy to have -- the gains today. >> john najarian? >> to quote john boehner, this ain't no damn game. now they're not treating it like a game. they're playing like adults. they'll sit down with the president. they'll extend this so they don't put a gun to his head and basically try to force something, which they had been doing up until now. i'm happy about that. as far as on tuesday when i was on with you, we had paul richards on. he nailed it. i gotta give paul credit. 1,650. we got to 1,648 and
Oct 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
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Oct 14, 2013 6:00am EDT
of the second cochlear implant researcher and i have a big interest in helping people through technology wh from when i was 13 years old. >> rose: tell me more. >> how the cochlear implant started? well, it started really with activities in the late '50s and early '60s in france and in california and at that time research was done and then the like singing wire devices were used that gave people an aid to liberating but didn't lead to open set speech understanding without lip reading. >> the signal pathways like you were showing before. >> yes. so in the late '70s the multichannel implant came along and it was first implanted in '77 in vienna, austria and in australia a little later and the other award winner is graham clark from melbourne university and in the beginning with these multichannel devices there was some patients who spent ours and weeks in the lab to held with us psychophysic experiments to find out which signals we should send to the conduct of the electrodes and then in 1980s the first patient by the name all of a sudden because we had changed the way the signal was sent to the e
FOX Business
Oct 14, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the difficulties of the software and wiring of the technology that was over ambitious and complex. also the federal government tea and run the three car parade. also of the pentagon weapons system without the fire power. gerri: i hope they are more accurate. it cost $400 million if it does not work. >> they call it just a good start. gerri: and good to see you. we have more to come including tips on taking your company complained to twitter. the next hot thing on wall street? the post office? the federal agency may have to go public to what you should expect if it does. weekdays are for rising to the challenge. they're the days to take care of business. when possibilities become reality. with centurylink as your trusted partner, our visionary cloud infrastructure and global broadband network free you to focus on what matters. with custocommunications solutions and responsive, dedicated support, we constant evolve to meet your needs. evy day of the week. centurylink® your link to what's next. ni car. sure is. make a deal with me, kid, and you can have the car and everything that goes along with it.
Oct 15, 2013 2:30am PDT
much, geoff. >>> let's get to our twitter question. today we're talking technology. i saw an article on how we hold on to technology that we clearly no longer need. example, this alarm clock. the sony dream machine. listen, with your eflt phoiphon you don't need an alarm clock, yet i have three of them in my house and a lot of people sent me this picture. tweet your most creative answers. #way too obsolete. technology you don't need but you don't want to give up. >>> still ahead, the colts dwnt wait too long to pull out all the stops on monday night football, but andrew luck and company had a tough one. that ahead in sports. and hanibal meet walter. >>> for two hours this afternoon, a runaway helium balloon took a strange twitsing and turning flight over colorado. and as the world watched it live online and on television, we got the stomach turning report that there was a 6-year-old boy on board. before they sat down, one more time, just for themselves. before the last grandchild. before the first grandchild. smile. before katie, debbie, kevin and brad... there was a connection that
Oct 13, 2013 7:00pm EDT
the technology companies. the strongest lobbyists in washington, d.c. it's amazing how they've overtaken washington. and so -- >> but not surprising, right? >> but we need to be able to make government smaller in washington, allow states and local governments to really function much better. i believe in that. and the government has never been reshaped since franklin dell know roosevelt. we have moved the power away from the executive into the legislative body. and no legislative body runs government on a daley basis. there has to be a sharing of a responsibility, what the responsibilities are. and that's why you diminish the power of the executive office. >> and why we see so much dysfunction and gridlock. >> right. and that's what's happening. the board of directors cannot run a company everyday. it's impossible. >> in the case of chicago, you've been out for two years and rob i am moon wall, the former chief of staff, a famous figure in his own right and from a dine nasty in his own respect, is now your successor. have you had a hard time keeping your hands off? and i don't mean doing
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 2:00am EDT
the technology. >> this is a maverick, and inside its carbon fiber body this tiny aircraft carries amazing technology. it offers operators a bird's eye view of the ground below and can launch from just about anywhere. its maker says buyers across the spectrum are lining up for training sessions. >> we say you can find something, you can track it. you know what else we can do, we can do agriculture, pipeline inspection. we are getting feedback that the plane is even more versatile than we thought. >> highly used drones are being used in civilian air space making this a booming business. the applications for these vehicles are limitless. bought by the u.s. military, civil engineers and emergency services. as this technology becomes more advanced and these eyes in the sky more prevalent there are concerns about privacy. for human rights lawyers like winston nagin it is the lack of regulation that worries him the most. >> the restraints, i need to see that, as a matter of the public policy of a great power. i haven't seen that. so needless to say i'm uneasy about it but i'm not only one. >> in
Al Jazeera America
Oct 13, 2013 7:30pm EDT
went to new york city spent the day riding around with cab drivers to test out cool technology, electric taxis in new york city. >> we want to hear what you think about these stories. join the conversation by following us on twitter and at my name's nicole deford and i'm a senior product manager in digital for al jazeera america. i was born in thailand, grew up in hong kong and singapore and graduated high school there. i think the most rigorous assignment i've ever been a part of is actually what we're doing right now. they're building a network from the ground up, and al jazeera is a really great place to be right now. there are a lot of stories out there that are under-covered that people really want to see in the news. we're going to tell stories in a new and different, exciting way, and i think people are going to be really surprised and impressed with what they see. >> welcome back. i'm phil torres, an i'm with lindsay and costa. you were telling us about your c.i.a. days with taxi drivers. >> when i was in the agency i always struck up conversations with cab drivers. the
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